Posts Tagged ‘video’

Taking a Street Studio to (Literally) Extreme Lengths

MUMUȘ Photo Hub, for the sheer joy of doing something new, different, and just a little bit crazy, set up a mini photography studio on the street… and then banished their photographer to a terrace 200 feet away and five stories up.

sk-mumusHe communicated with this assistants using walkie talkies and a couple of PocketWizard Plus III radio triggers took care of the rest.

Watch the video to see the results, connect with them on Facebook, and check out their site.

 

 

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Scott Kelby Answers all Your Remote Camera Questions

Scott Kelby has been doing a lot with remote camera triggering lately, with some great results using remote cameras at Atlanta Falcons games. We’ve posted a few previous stories about his exploits, and now he’s back with the definitive guide to remote camera triggering.

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He goes over what you need, how to set up it, and gives a couple of tips on where to place your cameras. He’s been depending on the PocketWizard Plus III’s to trigger all four of his cameras and he says:

“I used these for the first time during the play-offs and and I’m in love with these things. The range is incredible… so you can put remotes in crazy places. It also has 32 different channels so you don’t have to worry about someone else firing yours.”

He hopes the video inspires more people to try remote camera triggering and we do to! “Once you do it one time,” he says, “you’re going to absolutely love it!”

See more videos from Scott at scottkelby.com and for more videos, check out KelbyTV.

 

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Erik Isakson Mixes Sports, Water, and Flash

Erik Isakson is a sports lifestyle photographer working out of southern California. Along with filmmaker Jason Maughan, he recently produced this behind-the-scenes video of a shoot he did with athletes and dramatic splashes of water.

For the shoot, he used his PocketWizard FlexTT5 to trigger a couple of Profoto 8a strobes, which were placed behind the subject to create a rim light accentuating the mist and water flying through the air.

See more of Erik’s work at erikisakson.com and erikisakson.tumblr.com.
See more of what Jason does at jmaughan.com and connect with him on Twitter and Instagram.

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Setting up a Photo Booth from Start to Finish

Considering almost everyone has a camera of some form or another with them all the time, it’s kind of crazy how popular (and fun) a good old fashioned photo booth can be.

In this AdoramaTV video presented by Mark Wallace, you’ll learn how to set up a photo booth that will automatically process and display your photos. All guests need to do is pick up the PocketWizard Plus III, stashed by the entrance, and click away to remotely fire both the camera and the flash.

Don’t forget, silly faces are mandatory and strictly enforced!

 

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That Nikon Guy on the PlusX

Matt, or That Nikon Guy, is a longtime PocketWizard user who owns quite a number of different models, including the Plus II, Plus III, MiniTT1, and FlexTT5, so when he talks about triggers, you’re sure he knows his stuff.

In this video, he presents the PocketWizard PlusX, which he finds to be a great option for people who want “rock solid reliability”, but don’t need all the features of the Plus III or FlexTT5. It’s also compatible with all other PocketWizards, making it great for someone like Matt, who’s already invested in a PocketWizard system.

Despite his name, That Nikon Guy is a great resource for photographers, no matter what gear you favor. See more of his videos and connect with him on Facebook.

 

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Dave Lehl: Combining HyperSync with Light Trails

Photographer Dave Lehl wanted to take action photography somewhere new; somewhere he hadn’t seen it go before.

After a whole lot of experimentation, Dave came up with the winning combination of a long exposure to create light trails and a HyperSynced flash shot to freeze the action. He used an Elinchrome Ranger and a Lumedyne for lighting, triggered with his new PocketWizard MiniTT1 units.

Just how fast did he go? He says, “I just got the new PocketWizard Mini’s, which allow for HyperSync®, which means you can sync your flash at a much faster speed. I think I was shooting at around an 800th or a 1000th of a second.”

Watch the video above for more behind-the-scenes details and to see the final shots. See more of his work on his site and follow him on tumblr.

Note: This video contains more cats than you might expect.

 

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Doug Gordon Video on Off-Camera Lighting

Photographer and photo educator Doug Gordon breaks down a bridal portrait session in this 12+ minute video. He explains how he dials in different intensities from his lights directly from his camera with the PocketWizard FlexTT5, MiniTT1, and the AC3 ZoneController.

Gordon’s premise is to have his system as stripped down and foolproof as possible. Stressing the total lighting control he can achieve from behind the camera, Gordon shows how different lighting setups work with slightly different bridal poses to achieve astonishingly different portraits.

You can learn more about Gordon’s workshops on his site, creativeLIVE, and his YouTube channel.

 

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VIDEO: KelbyTV on Setting Up a Remote Camera Trigger

Scott Kelby is offering a new show on KelbyTV dubbed Photography Tips & Tricks and it’s off to a fantastic, and mighty informative, start.

This first episode “features Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, and special guest Bill Fortney sharing tips on using Auto ISO, bracketing, and setting up a remote camera in places to which you don’t have access.”

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VIDEO: Cy Cyr Shoots Golf Digest’s “Most Annoying Golf Partners”

Cy Cyr is an Orlando based photographer who specializes in commercial and editorial portrait work. Golf Digest came to him when they wanted to create a humorous photo slideshow illustrating some all-too-familiar (for all you golfers out there) bad behavior on the course.

He writes:

The photo shoot took place in November 2012 at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando, Florida. Some of my models include 2004 U.S. Open golfer Casey Bourque, swimsuit model Paris Nichole and Orlando comedians Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian, Nick Pupo, and Clay Robertson.

We tackled a list of 22 shot ideas generated by Golf Digest staff members and myself. The shoot lasted about ten hours, and my PocketWizard Plus® III radio triggers were there for everything. I was running Profoto Pro-7B’s with beauty dishes because of the portability, endurance, and consistency.

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VIDEO: CEB Imagery’s Dance Powder Shoot

The popular photography blog FStoppers recently featured a behind the scenes video by CEB Imagery photographer C. Edward Brice of a dance powder shoot.

While many behind the scenes videos are merely “music videos of the photographer shooting,” CEB Imagery’s video includes a large amount of detailed and technical info on the shoot and doesn’t shy away from showing mistakes (and how to get past them).

The resulting images show a strong sense of movement and are somewhat ethereal in feeling. They were shot using three 580EX II’s and triggered by PocketWizard MiniTT1’s and FlexTT5’s.

Check out the video above, the post on FStoppers, and more of CEB Imagery’s work. Connect with CEB Imagery on 500px, and Flickr.

 

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